Nottingham Forest Sack Steve Cooper, Set To Hire Nuno Espirito Santo

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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After just one victory in his previous 13 games, Steve Cooper has been fired by Nottingham Forest, and Nuno Espirito Santo is a strong candidate to take his place.

On November 25, Mail Sport disclosed that Cooper was facing extreme pressure following Forest’s 3-2 home loss to Brighton. He was also on the verge of being benched following Forest’s 5-0 loss to Fulham on December 6 and last weekend’s 2-0 home loss to Tottenham.

The team is five points above the relegation zone, and Evangelos Marinakis, the owner of Forest, is eager to name a replacement in time for Saturday’s matchup with Bournemouth should Cooper depart.

Nuno, a former manager of Wolves and Spurs, is the front-runner. Even with his terrible recent performance, Cooper would depart on a high note.

Forest was at the bottom of the Championship in September 2021, when he took over.

Cooper had guided Forest to the Premier League for the first time this century in May of the following year, and he had then managed to keep them there with one game remaining.

After coming dangerously close to being fired twice in the previous season, Marinakis, who has invested nearly £300 million in three transfer windows, has now taken action.

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